Baines Research Group for the Comparative Study of Unfree Labour

The BRG is a Leeds-wide based community of scholars interested in the historical study of the various forms of unfree labour.

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The Color of Motherhood: Enslaved Cubans under the First Spanish Republic

Prof Lisa Surwilo (Stanford University)

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The British Army and the (poly)genesis of 19th century American race theory

Prof Tim Lockley (University of Warwick)

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Edward Baines Jr.

The BRG is named after Edward Baines Jr. (1800-1890), a former Leeds MP, editor of the Leeds Mercury and renowned abolitionist.

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